Private Tour of Secret Venetian Palazzo and Garden

April 21, 2014

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If I’d ever imagined a sumptuous antique-filled palace with verdant gardens spilling onto Venice’s Grand Canal, well the Countess Anna Barnabò’s Palazzo Capello Malipiero Barnabò would be this vision. And so I found myself absorbing it Read More…

From an Insect’s-eye View: The Ceramic Gardener

April 8, 2014

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Frances Doherty, The Ceramic Gardener, sold her restaurant to instead feast on ceramics, something she got hooked on after evening classes. Her work comes from the flowers and plants that we see around us, even in the cracks in the Read More…

Milan Design Week 2014 Preview: Angelo Grassi Grows Vegetables on Furniture

April 2, 2014

fuorisalone-gardenFuorisalone is where Angelo Grassi’s Ortofabricca will be on view.

I’m packing for my trip to Milan Design Week where I will be joining a stellar team of eleven design bloggers on the Modenus BlogTour. From Milan, I’ll report back Read More…

Japanese Commuters Tending Train Station Rooftop Gardens

March 27, 2014

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Oh how dreadful that morning commute can be. Even with the help of podcasts, books, game apps, 16 gigs of music– it can still be a soul draining bore. Good news! Japan may have come up with a cure to Read More…

Hydroponics, Veggies That Cut It, Fowl Play, and More

March 19, 2014

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And just like that… we’ve collected five blog posts full of fabulous finds, and placed them on to one tidy little post! There’s something here for everyone, even the birds. Enjoy.

1. 5 Totally Awesome Read More…

Tough Love: 9 Corten Steel Outdoor Pieces

March 16, 2014

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Bring your love of industry-chic to any outdoor space with the addition of Corten Steel. It looks rough and rugged and… totally fabulous. As time goes on, the weathering only adds character, making each piece unique.

Yes, the steel looks … Read More…

New Opus Garten Hängen Self-Irrigating Wall Planter

March 14, 2014

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When San Francisco designer/entrepreneur Michael Good’s house plants began taking over most of his apartment’s available counter space, he realized that necessity (and Good design) would be the mother of his invention.

During an unsuccessful search for a hanging planter … Read More…

Green Living Walls Line Pavilion Made From Recycled Milk Crates

March 10, 2014

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Think of it as a sort of inverted green roof. For their low-tech, low-impact installation, Ann Ha and Behrang Behin used recycled milk crates as a framework for growing the planted surface of Living Pavilion–a curvatious environment whose interior … Read More…

Five Urban Gardens Fresh Ideas: What’s Been Growing, Glowing, Sowing, and Flowing

March 7, 2014

pull-tab-design-rooftop-gardenNew York City rooftop gardens, design and photo by PullTab Design.

With your busy life, it’s highly possible you missed one of the wonderful things we’ve shared recently on Urban Gardens. Understandable. The good news is, we’ve rounded up the Read More…

LandEscaping: Taking Refuge in the City on a Rooftop Garden Oasis

February 23, 2014

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style-in-sky-rooftop-garden-oasis-Norman-McGrathPhoto by Norman McGrath from Rooftop Gardens: The Terraces, Conservatories, and Balconies of New York, Denise LeFrak Calicchio

The serenade of the city is hard to ignore, not to mention how it can affect our stress levels. With people bustling, Read More…

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